Where has Bomi Senator Sando Johnson been ever since? Is he just now realizing the overweening (conceited, presumptuous) influence of powerful politicians far beyond the branch of government within which they operate and control? Where was Sando Johnson at the beginning of this administration, when Legislators were demanding financial incentives, to put it more euphemistically, to push concessions agreements through ratification?Where was Senator Johnson when from the very beginning in 2006 and onward, the coveted confirmations of nominations of officials in the Executive Branch could not be obtained unless each nominee “see us,” meaning show up with some cash—thousands of dollars of it.Where was he (Senator Johnson) when, from the very beginning, Legislators sat in their chambers waiting for handsome payoffs before the President could obtain approval for ratification of concessions agreements? Remember Clemenceau Urey’s bold confession in 2014 when, accused of paying bribes to Legislators, he told the court that legislators should, in the words of Jesus, “cast the first stone”? The government was prosecuting Urey and Counselor Bill Dunbar for having allegedly, as Chairman and member, respectively, of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Company (NOCAL), paid bribes to the Legislators for the ratification of certain oil blocks. Urey took pains to inform the court that he was reluctant to comply but that lawyers from the Justice Ministry, also on the Board, advised him that it was “okay” because that was how things were done. Urey and Dunbar wondered why the government was not also prosecuting the Legislators who received the “bribes,” since it is a principle in law that “The receiver is just as bad as the rogue.”Unfortunately, the timid Anti-Corruption Commission felt it dared not go after the receivers of the bribes—the Legislators.In the face of this embarrassing, self-defeating impasse, the government withdrew its case against Urey and Dunbar. Now Senator Sando Johnson is weeping bitterly about what has happened to Senator Oscar Cooper, one of the boldest, most principled and most patriotic legislators on Capitol Hill. As Chair of the Committee on Public Works, Senator Cooper was insisting that things were properly done in that sector. More specifically, Senator Cooper was investigating US$34 million road construction contracts awarded outside the scrutiny of the Public Procurement Concessions Commission (PPCC). But others felt differently, and very quickly, the maneuvering began that eventually got Senator Cooper booted out of the Chairmanship of that Committee!We submit that Senator Sando Johnson’s is a belated cry, a cry that comes after so many horses have been stolen from the barn! Should he not have already done so, the Senator should go and read the Daily Observer’s last Thursday’s Editorial, “Whither Good Governance in Liberia?” This is the identical message we have always sent to our colleagues in the Liberian media: Do not get into anybody’s pocket. For the minute you take one cent from anybody, he/she feels that you are fair game and can be bought. And the day you refuse to bow to his/her wishes, the bowl of corruption beans will be spilled in the open for all to see. That is why it is always advisable to remain above blemish, as the day of reckoning will one day come, for us in the media, for the Senators, for members of the House, as Hans Barchue experienced last week; as it will come for anyone who dabbles in mischief.But we all pray for the preservation of peace in Liberia. Though the nation continues to be tantalized (tempted, provoked), we pray that it will not be to the extent that things fall apart and the peace is again disturbed in our beleaguered (long-suffering, stressed) country.Our present, persistent, pleading cry, ‘GOD GIVE US PEACE! And lead us to free, fair and transparent elections, during which you, our Heavenly Father, will anoint a leader of your own choosing, to save and carry Liberia forward.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
View Untitled in a larger mapOrganizers say the Fourth Annual Paddle for the Peace is not a protest, but rather a celebration of the Peace River.Danielle Yeoman says it will give participants a chance to paddle through the area where Site-C is proposed to be.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1636|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aa8a5886314280adf3a003aeaa953a7-Yeoman 1_1_Pub.mp3]Registration for the four-hour journey will begin with a pancake breakfast from nine until noon at Bear Flats.Launching will begin at noon at Bear Flats, and will end at the Old Fort. Yeoman says there will be a bus to bring participants to their vehicles after the event.Advertisement Last year, 170 boats participated in the paddle, and Yeoman says she hopes that more than 200 will take part this year.[asset|aid=1637|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aa8a5886314280adf3a003aeaa953a7-Yeoman 2_1_Pub.mp3]The paddle will be taking place this Saturday and Yeoman says everyone is invited to take part.For more information contact Danielle Yeoman at 250-785-8510.Advertisement
0Shares0000Enock Wanyama of Chapa Dimba All-Stars in training at Cambrillis, SpainSALOU, Spain, May 13 – Rejuvenated by watching live the La Liga match pitting European giants Barcelona and Getafe at the iconic Camp Nou Stadium, the Chapa Dimba All-Star team is geared to pick a win in their second friendly match on Monday night in Spain. The boys and girls All Star teams will take on Saint Gabriel, with the boys looking to bounce back from their opening day 5-3 loss to Segunda Division side Reus while the girls are looking to better their 3-3 draw against the same opponents.Having already spent six days in Barcelona training with la Liga accredited coaches and touring various sites in the historic city, the All-Star teams on Sunday, had a once in a life time opportunity when they watched Barca beat Getafe 2-0 at the 95,000 capacity Camp Nou Stadium.Speaking to Capital Sport from Spain, South B United forward Enock Wanyama, disclosed that watching Lionel Messi play live was a dream come true and a motivation to the team especially noting that what they had picked up from their training sessions were applied by the Catalonian giants on match day.He noted that the All-Star team struggled in the first friendly because they had not gelled as an outfit since they were each picked from different teams with different philosophies and playing styles.“We were lucky to come here in Spain when its heading to summer so the weather is friendly. We have learnt how to pass the ball with precision and open space, the ‘tiki-taka’ style of play that is familiar with Spain, and that’s what we saw when we watched Barcelona play live,” Wanyama disclosed.“This will motivate us as we head to the second friendly tonight in Barcelona, we have a good chance to win because we have now gelled. My dream is to go back to Kenya and share the experience with my team-mates who did not make it to Spain. We train twice a day and its only about skills not vigorous in running like in Kenya,” Wanyama, who is a Manchester United fan but dreams of playing for Arsenal, told Capital Sport.-Girls challenge-Lavender Murumwa of Chapa Dimba All-Stars (Right) in control of the ball against a Rues Deportiu ladies player during a friendly match at Futbol Salou grounds in Spain.The girls’ team has been highly rated by the coaches, with a couple of players shining in training as well as during the first friendly match last Friday.Among them is Catherine Arigo who is a striker from Mombasa, and she is optimistic the experience of being in Spain and training with top coaches will leave her a better player.“This is an experience that I have never had in my life especially being here at the Camp Nou. I have never seen such a big stadium! One day I wish to play here. Watching Messi play was something magical. I felt like storming to the pitch and shake his hand,”Being there and seeing how it is done at the top level has given us confidence ahead of Monday’s friendly. We are determined to go and win because we have trained very well and improved generally as a team,” Aringo stated.The team that is enjoying a 10-day training camp in Cambrilis in the outskirts of Barcelona under the watchful eyes of La Liga coaches, spent the Monday training session working on passing and movement skills.-Alex Isaboke is reporting from Cambrilis, Spain-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Despite evidence that construction costs were rising in recent years, project officials seriously underestimated the rate of inflation for labor and materials when they developed the Expo Line’s budget in 2005. In a written report, Richard Thorpe, chief executive of the Expo authority and the MTA’s top construction official, said the budget assumed the price of labor and construction materials would increase 3.5 percent annually. But construction costs actually rose an average of more than 11% a year, Thorpe said. Based on recently negotiated contracts, he wrote that the 8.6-mile first stage of the line “cannot be completed as originally planned” without additional MTA funding, The Times reported. Without it, he said, the line will end short of Culver City, probably at the La Cienega station. Transit officials said in remarks reported today that they will need an additional $145 million to build the Exposition light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. The rise in the cost of the the project, which broke ground in August, once again underscores the huge financial stakes involved in constructing a rail system to the Westside. Rapid increases in construction costs have ballooned the project’s original $640 million budget to $785 million, officials said, and threaten to shorten the line before it reaches Culver City. Faced with the nearly 23 percent increase in costs, members of the Exposition Construction Authority voted yesterday to ask the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which will operate the train system, to provide the extra money.
DONEGAL singer Gráinne Gavigan stole the show yet again when she performed on the Glór Tíre country music singing competition semi-final on TG4 last night.The 18-year old Ardara singer, mentored by Lisa McHugh, was superb on the show.And here they are afterwards celebrating! Donegal people (and country music fans nationally) have been voting in their thousands for the teenager.This year’s Glór Tíre final is next Wednesday 17th of April. The programme is broadcast from the Quays Bar in Galway city.Said Grainne: “I want to thank everyone who voted for me again this week. I am so delighted to be in the final. We are so excited.”Gráinne will be depending on the public for their support and will be very grateful for all your votes. To vote from the Republic of Ireland, you can call 1513 415 108 or text ‘GLOR8’ to 53307. For those voting from the North, you can call 0901 6566 108 or text ‘GLOR8’ to 81108. You can also follow Gráinne’s progress on her facebook page. GRAINNE STEALS THE SHOW AGAIN TO LAND PLACE IN GLOR TIRE FINAL! was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GRAINNE STEALS THE SHOW AGAIN TO LAND PLACE IN GLOR TIRE FINAL!
SENIOR FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT TEAM 2013Sean Mac Cumhaills are happy to announce the Senior Football management team for the 2013 season. Brendan Dunleavy and Gary Gallen ,with Shane Mc Nulty as selector will take charge of the senior footballers whilst Gareth Doherty, Paddy Clohessy and Paddy Kelly will take the Reserve team. We wish them the best of luck and success for the coming season. We would like to thank last years management team of Pat Mc Nabb, Mickey McMahon, PJ Mc Ardle and Seamus Lynch for all their hard work.MINI STRICTLY COME DANCING Congratulations to all the children who took part in the final of the Mini Strictly. A brilliant evening of entertainment was had by all. Well done to Anna Mc Cauley and Cian Gallagher who won the individual competition and to Cappry Rovers who won the group section. Well done to all the children,who danced their socks off. Thanks to the Villa Rose for hosting Strictly and to all the organisers for a wonderful nightBAG PACKING IN SUPERVALUA massive thanks to all the children, parents and coaches who took part in the bag packing day in Supervalu. You’re hard work made this fundraiser a major success. Thanks to Charlie Ferry and all the staff in SuperValu for their continued support. .SENIOR HURLING MANAGERCLG Sean Mac Cumhaill are seeking to fill the position of Senior Hurling team Manager for the 2013 season.Any interested parties please forward their details to club secretary Peter Moloney by post to Peter Moloney ,Secretary Sean Maccumhaill GAA ,Dunwiley ,Stranorlar Ballybofey or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday December 24.WHITE COLLAR BOXINGWe are planning to hold a white collar fight night fund raising event in the New Year. Anyone interested in taking part, help with the organising or just avail of the training then please contact Joe Dunnion on 086 8138244. Training takes place every Wed night at 9.10pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00am. €3 per session. Every club member is invited to take part.All welcome.FOR SALE We have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks and water bottles. Great as stocking fillers. Contact Alan Martin 08617238993G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTO There were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 18,22,25 and 29There was 0 match 3 winners.Three names pulled out were Anne Levin, Sarah Louise Connaghan and Eoghan Mc MenaminThey each receive €30.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €2700 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS NOTES was last modified: December 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sean MacCumhaills Club notes
4 Peru won their first World Cup match in 40 years as Australia’s hopes of reaching the last 16 ended with a whimper.The Aussies needed to win and for France to beat Denmark in the other Group C match to progress to the knockout stages.But they were outclassed in Sochi as their South American opponents produced their best performance of the tournament to claim a deserved 2-0 victory, courtesy of goals in either half from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero. Paolo Guerrero scored his first World Cup goal Denmark’s draw with France meant Australia wouldn’t have qualified whatever the result against Peru, but defeat means Bert van Marwijk’s side ended their disappointing finals campaign without a win and bottom of their group.STAR MANBenfica winger Andre Carrillo hardly set the world alight during a loan spell at Watford last season but has been excellent for Peru in this tournament and made the breakthrough for his nation against Australia in stunning fashion with 18 minutes on the clock, firing home Guerrero’s cross first time from just inside the box. Carrillo’s goal was Peru’s first at a World Cup since Guillermo la Rosa’s against Poland at Spain 1982. LINE-UPSAustralia: Ryan, Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich, Jedinak, Mooy, Leckie, Rogic (Irvine, 72), Kruse (Arzani, 58), Juric (Cahill, 53). Subs not used: Jones, Degenek, Meredith, Jurman, Luongo, Nabbout, Maclaren, Petratos, Vukovic.Peru: Gallese, Advincula, Ramos, Santamaria, Trauco, Tapia (Hurtado, 63), Yotun (Aquino, 45), Carrillo (Cartagena, 79), Cueva, Flores, Guerrero. Subs not used: Caceda, Rodriguez, Corzo, Araujo, Farfan, Ruidiaz, Polo, Loyola, Carvallo.Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)How the final Group C table looks 4 MOMENT OF THE MATCHWhile Carrillo’s strike was a beauty, the moment of the match belonged to Paolo Guerrero.He is an icon in his homeland and only received the all clear to play at the World Cup two weeks before the tournament after his suspension for testing positive for cocaine – which he maintains came from contaminated tea – was temporarily lifted.Therefore, it was much to the delight of Peruvians everywhere when Guerrero – their record goalscorer – fired home his first ever World Cup finals goal five minutes after the break to seal Peru’s victory. 4 4 Andre Carrillo’s super strike finds the Australia net talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.
Dessie Gallagher with students from Muroy College.Transition year students in Mulroy College spent a day with renowned actor Dessie Gallagher who shared his experience and skills with the group. Students also got to showcase many of their talents and completed a workshop on acting and performance. Students recently performed in An Grianan Theatre where they presented scenes from Blood Brothers.This exposure to drama and working alongside such experienced people as Dessie has really given them the taste for stage and theatre. Their drama teacher Ms Mc Bride stated “being on stage is a great learning experience for all young people. Their is a role for everyone.“We could really see that in Dessie’s workshop as he had all students completely engaged and everyone got a lot our of it. We are very grateful to him for his time and support to Mulroy College.“I hope this will inspire some of the students to continue in Drama and theatre in the future.” DESSIE HELPS MULROY STUDENTS GET IN ON THE ‘ACT’! was last modified: February 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ACTORDessie GallagherdonegalMulroy College
Tags: Engald RosesNetball World cup 2019Peace ProscoviaRashid Mubirushe cranesStella OyellatopTracey Neville England’s Chelsea Pitman (left) and Uganda’s Stella Nanfuka during the Netball World Cup match at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)Netball World Cup 2019England 64-32 UgandaM&S Bank Arena, LiverpoolFriday, 12-07-2019The Uganda Cranes got off to a bad start at the 2019 Netball World Cup taking place in Liverpool, United Kingdom.Vincent Kiwanuka’s side were dominated throughout the game on their way to a 32-64 loss to host England at the M&S Arena on Friday.The result never looked in doubt for the Roses as they went into halftime with a 13 goal lead.Cheered on by an energetic home crowd, England could not believe their luck as Uganda’s Stella Oyella who had earlier received a verbal warning for aggressive play, was sent to the sin bin in the third quarter, spending two minutes out of the game.The Center was eventually sent of the fourth quarter, seeing the Cranes finish a player less.The She Cranes struggled throughout the contest. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda’s only positive on the night was Peace Preoscovia who scored 20 from 23 attempts.For England, who have now beaten Uganda in all of the two sides’ last 5 meetings, they were as impressive as they would have dreamed, shooting over 87%.What the coaches said after the gameRashid Mubiru, She Cranes assistant coach“I know the Roses are good but it’s not the start we wanted.“It was a little physical, we came for a competition, not only one game, now we look to tomorrow.“There will always be a loser and winner, am very happy for my girls for pushing up to the end.”Tracey Neville, England Roses head coach“If anyone said you’d have beaten the She-Cranes by 30 goals in our first World Cup match I would have taken that before the game.“They are a very difficult team to play, they lost a bit of consistency and their heads, however they very rarely play at that international level and I am sure they will learn from that.“I am pleased with our girls in the way they went out, persisted with their performance, chugged away at the score line and the players we had an opportunity to get out on court continued to build on the score line. So overall a good performance.”After a false start, the She Cranes will be hoping to regroup as they take on Samoa on Saturday while England face a familiar foe in Scotland.How the She Cranes started against EnglandLilian Ajio (GD), Ruth Meeme (WA), Joan Nampungu (GK), Stella Oyella (C), Peace Proscovia (GS), Sylvia Nanyonga (WD), Racheal Nanyonga (GA)Friday’s other ResultsGroup A-Australia 88-24 N.Ireland-Zimbabwe 79-49 Sri LankaGroup B-New Zealand 64-45 Malawi-Singapore 34-69 BarbadosGroup C-Jamaica 85-29 Fiji-South Africa 76-45 Trinidad and TobagoGroup D-Scotland 53-35 SamoaComments
There is more to Donegal than spectacular scenery and wonderful wildness, because it is the food you’ll eat here and the people you meet here that makes Donegal such a special place to visit.Donegal’s Food Coast Experiences – an exciting range of food-related events – launched in Castle Grove House this week, combines not just celestial cuisine using the county’s rich parlour of ingredients, but also memorable moments that visitors will cherish.“Food plays an intrinsic role in the visitor experience and the series of food events planned for Donegal this year will offer extraordinary experiences celebrating Donegal food and its champions,” said Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise in Donegal. He added that through the Food Coast Initiative, the Local Enterprise Office has tried to impress on Donegal’s producers and food outlets over the past few years that offering a wide range of food offerings will help the county secure a greater share of that tourism food spend – adding that the tourists can just as equally be locals and visitors from within the county as those from outside Donegal.Food producers and food businesses from across Donegal pictured at the launch of the Donegal Food Coast 2019 Food Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this week.Mr Tunney said: “Our aim, when we launched the Food Coast Experiences, was to develop a calendar of food events that offers an experience celebrating Donegal food and its champions. When we commenced the project we had a gathering of interested food parties who heard from other regions where successful visitor experiences have been built around local food.“That meeting really set the ball rolling and helped people here really understand how we in Donegal can collaborate to make Donegal famous for food,” he said.At that launch two years ago, Failte Ireland’s Sinead Hennessy told food industry professionals that while tourists don’t necessarily come to Ireland for its food, it is a key part of their experience and they spend €2 billion on food every year with 35% of their total spend going on food. Indeed, Fáilte Ireland are following up on that potential in September of this year when, Taste the Island will promote the island of Ireland’s extensive catalogue of food and drink experiences to domestic and international visitors, creating opportunities for Irish businesses to attract higher numbers of visitors outside of the already busy summer months.Producers and food businesses from South Donegal pictured at the launch of the Donegal Food Coast 2019 Food Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this week with Michael Tunney and Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor from the Local Enterprise Office.Producers and food businesses pictured at the launch of the Donegal Food Coast 2019 Food Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this week with Michael Tunney and Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor from the Local Enterprise Office.The Taste the Island programme will be extensive, including everything from visits to food producers, distillers and brewers; food trails and food festivals; participation in traditional skills; opportunities to forage and fish; and chances to sit back and enjoy the best of modern Irish cuisine in traditional pubs, small-town cafés, restaurants, city bistros and Michelin-starred experiences.“The chance to experience local food in a completely authentic way is one that visitors from across the globe have sampled in Donegal over the past two years. Through those experiences visitors can learn more about the local traditions and get to know the people through their food. Our own Donegal Food Experiences, coupled with the Taste of Ireland launch will give Donegal food businesses a brilliant opportunity to tap into this growing market,” Michael Tunney added.Food producers who will be taking part in the Donegal Food Coast Food Coast Experiences pictured with Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney and Eve Anne McCarron Business Advisor from the Local Enterprise Office at the launch in in Castle Grove Country HouseThe Head of Enterprise added the Food Coast was truly delighted with the range and diversity of ideas this year, suggesting it was clear evidence that those working in the food sector are keen to build on the calendar of events to make it even better year on year.“The stakeholders have really grasped the opportunity to add to the Donegal food story and really expand on the potential it has for all involved,” Mr. Tunney concluded. Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.Spectacular calendar of food experiences launched for Donegal was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:food coastLocal Enterprise Officetaste the island